Megan Rix writes historical and contemporary novels about animals, which she promotes with great flair at school events and literary festivals. The Bomber Dog (Puffin) was shortlisted for The Red House Children’s Book Award in 2014, and her books have won several regional awards. Megan Rix also writes under the name Ruth Symes, with numerous children’s books and TV scripts to her credit, including work for Channel 4, The Jim Henson Company, and RTE / Nick Junior.